Thursday, June 22, 2017

From the Vaults of the B.P.R.D.

This tableaux of props from Mike Mignola's "Hellboy" comes to us from the folks at Skelton Crew.   Their line of props from the comics is currently on hold, but I'm hoping it will be revived with the reboot of the series.  


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Lay of the Land

Erinus20 brings us this hand inked map of Cyrodil from the Elder Scrolls games. 


Monday, June 19, 2017

The Witch's Table

This look at a witch's accoutrements comes to us from Dark Moon.  It's a nice collection of props, but the photography really makes the tableaux.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Mark of Cthulhu, Alvarez Edition.

Photographer Stephen Alvarez brings us this petroglyph in the Barrier Canyon Style from Utah.  The conventional description of what you're seeing is that the large figure on the left is a "bird".   That you're actually looking at a painting of humanity cowering before huge, tentacled creatures is too outre for conventional science.

The Mythos has been active in North America for a very, very long time.



Friday, June 16, 2017

The Un-Wailing Mandrake

Alice Tochylovska brings us this rather creepy specimen of an immature mandrake.  Even at this stage of development its wail is potentially lethal.  To prevent unfortunate incidents the creature is cleverly restrained within a bath of calming potion.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Qvasi Fantasy Fonts

Norwegian artist Stein Strindhaug brings us a collection of fonts based on his self-created Qvasi language. He originally designed the glyphs for a conlang project that didn't pan out. Boutique fonts like this are a great resource for paper props because they're totally unrecognizable. That helpfully avoids what I call the "Curse of Futhark", where the immersiveness of a prop falls apart because the font is wildly overused.